4 Coastguard Cottages Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)
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About Adrian Knott
I have managed many properties in Devon for years. I have experience and knowledge to be a given status as "Super Host" on this amazing website. I've been traveling and lived also in Devon for 20 + years and have vast knowledge of the area. I have a large team of staff to ensure we provide excellent and efficient service. We pride ourselves with being hospitable so feel free to ask us if you have any questions. Properties are my passion, so whenever you are looking for short or long term stay I will be able to help you. I am a father of two children (Lizzie aged 11 & Patch aged 8). Work from home. Fitness and golf. Travel and cooking. I enjoy our visitors traveling to explore Devon. I take pride to communicate with you from moment you book until you leave, providing local knowledge for you on your trip & encourage questions before you arrive. I look forward to welcoming you soon. Regards Adrian
Adrian Knott purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Adrian Knott chose Torquay
We have long links with Torquay and I fell in love with Daddyhole Plain following a trip to the area and sitting on Meadfoot Beach the day after the total eclipse of the sun in August 1999.
What makes this Cottage unique
I decided that I wanted to come and visit this amazing area again and again and felt the uniqueness of these cottages over looking Daddyhole Plain and being close to the sea was always going to be a special memory for me; to come and get away from my busy life in London. I now live in Cheltenham and visit the cottages whenever I can get away with my children. If you are a holiday maker with children they will love Daddyhole Plain it is actually a very safe area for children to play whilst you relax outside the cottages with an eye on them without worry. No cars will drive by as private road so only cars that come by are the ones that visit the cottages of which their are only 8.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The location was amazing and the property was simply stunning. Adrian was an amazing host sending really helpful information not only on local services, facilities and amenities but even going to the trouble of sending us an itinerary of everything going on locally every day we were there. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will be rebooking without a doubt!
Romantic weekend cottage
We stayed at lovely cottage for a weekend and really enjoyed it! Location and view is stunning, cottage is clean and has everything for comfortable holliday with a family.
Will definatelly come back soon.
Thanks for the feedback, we love the location and view especially too! Glad you found it comfortable and clean :_)
Greeted by the smell of blocked drains and lights not working. House keeper arrived 4 hrs later with lightbulbs and flash spray. The smell stayed all week and was sickening. We left 2 days early because of it!! Filthy carpets, collapsing bathroom floor which was dangerous, damp in the bedroom, bathroom lights not working and the list goes on. Ruined our first family holiday in 12 yrs. Will not be returning or recommending. Nothing like pictures on web site and we feel misled and let down.
Sorry Lyn, we did address your concerns are best we can and have now rectified the floor and refurbished the property - we hope you will return again and we will offer you discounted holiday as compensation for your inconvenience.
Lovely peeiod cute cottage
Really great cottage, just been redecorated and was lovely, kitchen was well equiped and had a lovely courtyard garden outside which led onto a big park for the kids and my dog to run around on. Well recommended
Many thanks for the feedback. Kids and dogs with our holidaymakers always love using Daddyhole Plain! (the park)
We had a great stay in the lovely coastguard cottage which was comfy, homely, well equipped and in a really good location. To wake up and see the sea from your bed is a real treat and the coastal walk from Daddyhole Plain to the town is fantastic.
I would thoroughly recommend this property...
Thanks Nigel - thanks for feedback - yes only a short walk from town, lots of bars and restaurants and the living coasts for the kids - did you try that?
Special interest holidays:
Agatha Christie's Riviera - Since the early 20th century, Agatha Christie has been thrilling readers and TV audiences with her gripping stories of crime and mystery. The statistics behind her life are impressive enough. In her 85 years she wrote more than 80 books, many of them bestsellers, altogether selling an estimated two billion copies worldwide and making her the best-selling fiction author of all time. Her global appeal is testified to by the fact that her stories have been translated into more than 45 languages. From the intricately plotted storylines and wonderfully created settings of a bygone England, to her two colourful detective characters – Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot - Christie’s work has captured the imaginations of subsequent generations, and continues to be frequently adapted for TV and film. Discover Agatha Christie’s RivieraBut the true story of Agatha Christie’s life is every bit as intriguing and fascinating as her books, and nowhere can you get closer
At the bottom of a row of imposing cliffs is Meadfoot Beach a 4 minute walk from the cottages. Grab a deckchair and enjoy the sound of the sea lapping against the shore, or wander along the split-level promenade lined with beach huts. Above Meadfoot Beach is the iconic Osborne Hotel. If keeping active is more your thing, then Meadfoot Beach is a popular spot for diving and fishing, while the South West Coastal Path lies at the top of the hillside.
Exeter Airport is 30 minutes drive, 25 miles.
Torquay train station is 5 minutes taxi, mainline trains to London 2 hours 45 minutes.
M5 south from Bristol to A380 and then A3022 brings you into Torquay.
Torquay harbour and town centre, 0.5 mile - 8 minutes walk.
Torquay is full of surprises with its magnificent horseshoe-shaped bay, swaying palm trees, elegant Victorian villas, pretty marina, sweeping sandy beach and its fascinating Agatha Christie connections.
Torquay’s history is bound up in the Napoleonic Wars when the town became a watering hole for the rich elite who could no longer visit continental Europe and who were greatly struck by its beauty and mild climate. Following the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon was held captive on the HMS Bellerophon in Tor Bay for two days and is reported to have exclaimed ‘Quel Bon Pays’ (what a lovely country).
Over the years, a glittering array of creative and well-connected personages visited the resort and these have been immortalised by the popular Blue Plaque Heritage Trail around Torquay. Famous authors included Flora Thompson of Lark Rise novels and Charles Kingsley who penned the Water Babies. Rudyard Kipling spent two years at Rock House in Torquay, and poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning spent time at the now Hotel Regina on Torquay harbourside. Hesketh Crescent in Torquay was once leased to Charles Darwin and ?Engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel also had a long association here.
The Victorians coined the term English Riviera, by now well established as a fashionable holiday destination, and the very first promotional guide was launched 100 years ago.